Scalr Introduces Multi-Cloud Management for VMware vSphere

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VMware Administrators now benefit from consistent enterprise-grade cloud management across datacenters and cloud deployments.

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“Datacenters continue to play a key role in enterprise IT, standardizing self-service and policy enforcement for both vCenter and the public cloud builds a strong foundation for whichever cloud strategy the enterprise chooses to go with.”

Today Scalr, The Enterprise-Grade Cloud Management Platform, announced native support for VMware vSphere deployments.

Scalr is now a single pane of glass to manage resources, enforce policy, and control costs across public and private clouds such as AWS, Azure, Docker, Google, OpenStack, and now vSphere.

Today’s VMware Administrator is faced with pressure to adopt public cloud to offer a self-service, API-centric experience to internal customers, but lacks the operational experience and tooling to perform her mission across both VMware and other cloud platforms, like AWS. As a result, her options are very limited because:

  • VMware’s excellent suite of products and operational tools are simply not designed to support public cloud deployments effectively.
  • VMware vCloud has been deprecated.
  • VMware vRealize does not support public clouds as well as it does VMware products.
  • Leveraging VMware’s VIO implementation of Openstack is a possible approach for her but then requires deep knowledge of Openstack and still requires additional tools and expertise to incrementally add public cloud platforms.

VMware-based datacenters have historically delivered a high level of control for sensitive applications requiring heightened data protection, and will continue to have a place in a hybrid cloud strategies. At the same time, public cloud offers benefits, including a much greater level of agility, that companies must be able to leverage.

Scalr’s approach to this challenge has been to maximize the powerful capabilities offered in the vSphere APIs for the most complete hybrid cloud solution in the market. With Scalr, VMware administrators can offer users self-service for VMware workloads in a secure, responsible manner. Administrators can then better enforce policies around access, finance, placement and more, while leveraging the console they use to do the same for the public clouds.

The Scalr Enterprise-Grade Cloud Management Platform enables today’s enterprises to achieve cost-effective, automated and standardized application deployments across multi-cloud environments. Scalr utilizes a hierarchical, top-down approach to policy enforcement that empowers administrators to find the balance between the needs of finance, security, IT and development teams.

Workloads can then be re-deployed and migrated from public to private cloud and back, facilitating business objectives such as workload repatriation or outsourcing, and benefitting from the unique advantages of each cloud service provider.

Scalr now offers native support for VMware vCenter, with no intermediate appliances or API translators. Scalr connects directly to vCenter to discover, manage and provision resources, as well as to enforce policies around placement, access and finance.

Among Scalr’s customers are some of the world’s largest enterprises. The Scalr product and engineering teams are in constant communication with these companies in order to continue delivering effective solutions. Future iterations of Scalr VMware support will include:

  • SRM initiation and integration
  • Host resizing
  • Support for VM snapshots
  • vMotion support

“Datacenters continue to play a key role in enterprise IT, standardizing self-service and policy enforcement for both vCenter and the public cloud builds a strong foundation for whichever cloud strategy the enterprise chooses to go with.” - Sebastian Stadil, Scalr CEO & Founder

Getting started is easy. Simply add the vSphere hostname, username and password to Scalr and datacenters, datastores, resource pools, and templates will be automatically discovered. Admins are then able to re-deploy and migrate applications.

Before Scalr, VMware Administrators were unable to keep up the pace against AWS. Now they are able to realize the benefits of the cloud and make their skills portable, while governing over the hybrid cloud in a consistent manner.

To learn more, join our upcoming webinar: Scalr & VMware - How Datacenters Fit In The Enterprise Cloud Strategy.

The Scalr Enterprise-Grade Cloud Management Platform enables today’s enterprises to achieve cost-effective, automated and standardized application deployments across multi-cloud environments. Scalr utilizes a hierarchical, top-down approach to policy enforcement that empowers administrators to find the balance between the needs of finance, security, IT and development teams. Founded in 2007, leading global organizations have selected the Scalr platform, including Samsung, Expedia, NASA JPL, Gannett and Food & Drug Administration.

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